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stock horse

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noun Western U.S.
  1. a horse or pony used in herding cattle.
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Origin of stock horse

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • We took the bits out of their mouths, and let them pick feed round about, with the bridle under their feet, stockhorse fashion.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood


British Dictionary definitions for stockhorse

stockhorse

noun
  1. Australian a horse trained in the handling of stock
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